To Rise Again at A Decent Hour

To Rise Again at A Decent Hour

A Novel

Streaming Audiobook - 2014
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A big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the mysteries of modern life by National Book Award finalist Joshua Ferris, one of the most exciting voices of his generation. Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online 'Paul' might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual. At once laugh-out-loud funny regarding the absurdities of the modern world and indelibly profound regarding the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love, and truth, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478983866
1478983868
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (9hr., 48 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Scott, Campbell
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mbeversman
Feb 01, 2017

I found this book very offensive to women and Catholics. On the first disc, I was tempted to quit the book, but thought it may redeem itself. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I found no redemption in this work.

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JudithE
Jan 24, 2015

The book may have merit, but I couldn't bear the main character and eventually decided I just didn't want to listen to it anymore.

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